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10 Days
Sarajevo
Croatia

While Dubrovnik is an amazing destination in its own right, it is also a great base for exploring neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina. The beautiful Kravice waterfalls, the old bridge in Mostar, the capital Sarajevo with Bascarsija and lamb BBQ in Jablanica are all sights to see!

Embark on a trip through an astonishing region which offers awe-inspiring nature, rich culture, unique cuisine and friendly people.

Departure & Return Location

Sarajevo International Airport

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • 9x nights accommodation in double room in 5-7 star hotel
  • 9x breakfasts 9x dinner
  • Private transfers in air-conditioned car with private, English speaking driver
  • Airport transfer on first and last day
  • English speaking guide on excursions
  • Entrance fees for places of interest

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance
Itinerary

Day 1Welcome to Sarajevo!

Arrival at Sarajevo International Airport. The low-altitude flight above the Sarajevo Olympic Mountains is always an exciting experience. After passport and customs control, your guide will welcome you at the airport. He will explain to you every detail of your trip while driving to your hotel. After check in, proceed with a short walk around your hotel, exploring the streets and try the most delicious traditional foods of Bosnia, such as ćevapi (grilled beef meat with spices) or burek (meat pie). Then have a good rest at the hotel to gather energy for the next days.

Day 2Enjoy a Sarajevo Tour!

Every city has its beauty but Sarajevo is the place where the twentieth century started and finished. A town with multiple cultures, languages, religions and traditions will welcome you with its Baščaršija, Viječnica (city hall), Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, Latin Bridge (Sarajevo Attempt), Sacred Heart Cathedral, Old and New Orthodox Churches, Old and New Temple (Synagogues), and the Eternal flame. It is a meeting point of cultures, bazaars, museums, fortresses, and many parks as well as the Miljacka River. Walking tour through streets of Sarajevo will be a joyful experience of real life in this “small Jerusalem” of Europe. Enjoy accommodation and dinner in a cozy hotel and more time for resting or enjoying a short walk, shopping, photo shooting or simply relaxing in your room or bar.

Day 3Learn About the History of Sarajevo

At the end of the WWII, Tito and his comrades established Yugoslavia, a country which was a federation. Bosnia and Herzegovina was one of those republics and has been a very important part of Yugoslavia economy. In 1984, Sarajevo welcomed the 14th Winter Olympic Games. It was an unforgettable moment for this city and clues of this event you can still find and see. Visiting Olympic Mountains of Sarajevo is always a refined pleasure. With the fall of Yugoslavia a destructive aggression from Yugoslavia National Army has been held. Sarajevo was under siege for more than 1000 days. Visit the war museums to learn about the history of Sarajevo. Visit the Olympic sights, cemeteries, tunnels, sky resorts, bob slides and Sarajevo Panoramic view points and you will never forget this “drama for humanity in Sarajevo”.

Day 4Visit the Bosnia Pyramides!

After breakfast depart to Visoko, a nearby-Sarajevo small town to visit one of the most mysterious places in the world – Bosnia Pyramids! This small town with a population of around 25 thousand has become a center of speculations, science, archeology and academic works since Mr.Semir Osmanagic has discovered pyramids under the biggest hill in Visoko. Everything can be visited and seen, with the help and narration of a local guide. After a visit to Bosnia Pyramids, depart to Kraljeva Sutjeska and proceed to lunch with local traditional flavors, meals and meet hospitable locals. Small place but historically, one of the most important in Bosnia’s history, because of its first mosque in Bosnia and Herzegovina and one of the oldest Franciscan Monasteries. History of sultans, viziers, Bosnia Kingdom and queens has been written here, clues of which you can still see.

Day 5Off to Travnik!

Rise and shine! Depart for Travnik to visit one of the most beautiful fortresses. The Ottoman Travnik Fortress is the most beautiful example of Ottoman classic architecture, together with Travnik’s houses, streets, cultural buildings, clock towers, mosques and monasteries. Have a coffee break in Plava Voda, which lies on the beautiful and unique “blue water” springs. This will definitely add a joy to your trip. Later proceed to Jajce to visit magnificent waterfalls of Pliva River and the Middle age Capital of the Bosnian Kingdom – Jajce Fortress. Visit the King’s residence, St. Mary Church and St Luke Tower, Bear Tower, the Catacombs and you will certainly imagine what the kingdom looked like. Enjoy a spectacular lunch at Plivsko Lake surrounded by the astonishing nature and try the fresh fish from the lake. Afterward, go to the Ottoman watermills which are still in use.

Day 6Learn the Story of Srebrenica

At the end of the aggression on Bosnia and Herzegovina, in July 1995, the Yugoslavian National Army and the Serbian National Army strike and enterd into the United Nation’s safe zone in Srebrenica. In this planned and well-coordinated strike, Serbians killed over 8000 men, boys, and elders. All this happened in front of eyes of NATO, the USA army, and UN. Nobody did anything to protect innocent victims of this genocide. In Srebrenica you will visit the Memorial place, the Memorial rooms, and the town of Srebrenica and meet with the locals. After the visit, depart to Sarajevo and on our way back enjoy beautiful sights of Olovo, a town of mines and monasteries.

Day 7Visit Tito's Bunker

Today you will proceed to Konjic to visit Tito’s Nuclear Bunker. This museum is the 3rd most expensive project built in Yugoslavia. It was supposed to be a nuclear shelter for Josip Broz Tito, lifetime president of Yugoslavia. You will be amazed by its grandiosity and will instantly go back to the 1950s. After you visit the bunker go to Konjic old town, visit Konjic Bridge, the memorial room and enjoy beautiful views of Neretva River. Following Neretva river you will arrive at Jablanica where you will visit the WWII Jablanica Battle Museum. This battle was one of the most important in WWII for the communists of Yugoslavia and even today stays remembered. Get ready for a traditional lunch – tasty roasted lamb meat! Afterward, proceed to Mostar for check-in in the hotel and enjoy some free time to get first impressions.

Day 8Astonishing Nature and Architectural Masterpieces

After breakfast proceed with guide to Kravice National Park. This unique oasis of nature, rivers, and waterfalls is a magnificent place for relaxing and having a nice photo shooting. Next on the schedule is a – the most astonishing example of Pociteljvisit of classic Ottoman architecture and the last Turkish village in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Built mostly in the 15th and the 16th century, Pocitelj is magnificent example of Ottoman and Bosnian history. Climbing to the top of the hill and taking selfie will definitely be one of the best ads to your Instagram or Facebook galleries. Afterwards, proceed to Blagaj, located in the bottom of Blagaj hill and sounded by rocks, Blagaj Dervish House is a must-see in the region. In the afternoon discover the unique symbols of Mostar – the old stone bridge, the old town and the old bazaar.

Day 9Dubrovnik - the Pearl of the Adriatic Sea

After a delicious breakfast in the morning you will depart for Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful cities on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. This famous city used to be independent city-state during the Middle Ages, known under the name Ragusa. Its magnificent Mediterranean architecture, city walls, cathedrals, fountains, avenues, gallery and museums are a unique example of the trading power, mixed cultures and humans willing to continue after many natural catastrophes, such as the numerous earthquakes which struck Dubrovnik. Spend the whole day in Dubrovnik with a local guide who will show you all of the highlights. Have lunch at a local restaurant in the old town accompanied by the sound of the waves hitting the coast.

Day 10Farewell, Dubrovnik!

After breakfast and check out of the hotel, proceed to Sarajevo International Airport. Enjoy the astonishing landscapes of Neretva River canyon and the magnificent cliffs of the mountains around Jablanica and Konjic. Say goodbye to Bosnia and Herzegovina, your guide and driver at the airport. Bon voyage! Don’t forget that this remarkable region is always ready to welcome you back!

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